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Reindeer Photo Craft For Kids [Free Template]

This Christmas, gather the kids and make this cute reindeer photo craft.

It’s a fun activity kids can do at home or in the classroom and parents can save for years!

Kids love to give presents, but when they’re young it can be difficult to find things to give.

The best thing about this project is that kids of any age will enjoy making it–even toddlers–and parents will cherish receiving such a thoughtful gift from their child.

It doesn’t take much time either: you’ll only need a few supplies to complete the whole project in just about 20 minutes!

Grab your kids today and get started on their own homemade Christmas gift!

Also, be sure to check out all of our reindeer crafts for kids.

Reindeer Yourself Craft

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Red glitter paper (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Photo of child (approximately 3″x3.5″ oval)
  • Reindeer template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding reindeer photo craft template

Begin to create the reindeer by gluing the belly to the bottom of the reindeer’s body.

hand gluing belly to reindeer photo craft

Next, glue the front hooves on either side of the belly, at the bottom of the body.

hand gluing hooves to reindeer photo craft

Glue the side hooves to the end of the legs, then glue the legs to the back of each side of the reindeer’s body.

hand gluing hooves to reindeer photo craft
hand gluing legs to reindeer photo craft

Take the reindeer’s head and glue it to the top of the reindeer’s body.

hand gluing head to reindeer photo craft

Place your child’s photo in the middle of the reindeer’s head and glue it in place.

hand gluing child's photo to reindeer photo craft

Position the red nose over your child’s nose and glue it in place.

hand gluing nose to reindeer photo craft

Finish off the reindeer by gluing the antlers to the top and back of the reindeer’s head.

hand gluing antlers to reindeer photo craft

Isn’t this one of the cutest Christmas crafts for kids ever?! Parents and grandparents are sure to love receiving this gift!

hand holding reindeer photo craft

Christmas Unit Study For Kids

Don’t let the festivities stop here! Create an entire Christmas unit around this reindeer craft. Read on below for our favorite ideas to get you started.

Reading out loud to kids is a great way to learn! Reading can help your kids develop a larger vocabulary, develop a love of learning, and also helps their attention span. That’s why we always like to start units with books!

Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!

Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.

Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!

How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!

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Crafting is so beneficial for young children. It’s a great way to develop fine motor skills. It also enhances creativity and provides stress relief. While crafting, kids can learn how to use scissors and other tools correctly and follow directions.

To add in more crafts, check out our top Christmas projects:

These Christmas do a dot printables are perfect for getting your kids in the holiday spirit! They’re great for counting, practicing letter recognition skills, and helping with fine motor control. Keep them handy all season long to make sure you never miss an opportunity to have fun while teaching your child important skills.

reindeer photo craft

Looking for a fun and quiet time activity to do with your kids this holiday season? These Christmas pattern block mats are the perfect way to help them learn shapes, colors, and fine motor skills.

Get your creative juices flowing with these free printable Christmas coloring pages. They’re a great way to spend time working on fine motor skills while practicing handwriting too!

These Christmas I spy printables are perfect for any child who enjoys games. They can help them learn how to count, remember things better, and increase visual discrimination skills!

For even more Christmas activities and resources, check out all of our favorite Christmas ideas for kids here.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Christmas Ideas For Kids

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Reindeer Photo Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This fun paper craft is perfect to get your kids in the Christmas spirit!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Red glitter paper (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Photo of child (approximately 3"x3.5" oval)
  • Reindeer template

Instructions

  1. Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to create the reindeer by gluing the belly to the bottom of the reindeer's body.
  3. Next, glue the front hooves on either side of the belly, at the bottom of the body.
  4. Glue the side hooves to the end of the legs, then glue the legs to the back of each side of the reindeer's body.
  5. Take the reindeer's head and glue it to the top of the reindeer's body.
  6. Place your child's photo in the middle of the reindeer's head and glue it in place.
  7. Position the red nose over your child's nose and glue it in place.
  8. Finish off the reindeer by gluing the antlers to the top and back of the reindeer's head.

Free Reindeer Craft Template

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